We are taking today to remember Sammy (onespoiledcat). He was a dear friend to all of us in the blogging world. He educated us on world geography with his Tuesday Teaser, gave us the joy of laughter with his Saturday King of Baconia posts, and most recently got us testing our creativity with Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.
Knowing Sammy as we do, we are certain he will continue to orchestrate these events from the Bridge. With the King of Baconia’s huge purrsonality, you know he will not just slip away to frolic with Easy and all his other pals.
But Sammy was not just a friend to Kitties Blue—he was Mau’s best pal. They became Cat Scouts together, established the Worldwide Wildcats Troop with a couple of other good Scout buddies, and Mau was Assistant Troop Leader to Sammy who led and took care of his troop as only Sammy could.
Sammy was the epitome of a Cat Scout, becoming the first ever Cat Scout of the Year along with Cat Scout Sushi. He achieved every rank in Cat Scouts, including the very highest rank of Sabertooth Tiger. And he was one of the first group of Scouts to achieve the Order of the Arrowhead. He also became Chancellor of Cat Scout University. Sammy was not one to rest on his large and adorable polydactyl paws.
Sammy was wise and kind, caring and compassionate, funny and mischievous. We loved his many antics and costumes. And we loved him.
We have created today’s art in honor and memory of Sammy. Mauricio has turned himself orange to match his pal. And his furs, unintentionally, are looking a lot like bacon. Please feel free to laugh. We know Sammy is.
The amazing Ann of Zoolatry made this gorgeous badge for Sammy.
If you are a Cat Scout but do not visit there often, Mau wants you to know that a Memorial Service for Sammy will be held at Cat Scouts on Monday. The time and exact locale have to been determined but a notice will be left at Scouts and one here as soon as they are determined.
Tomorrow will be an extra special Sunday Selfies post, and we urge you not to miss it. Even if you cannot join the hop, the pleasure of your presence is requested. Hope to see you then.